And Then Everything Changed

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Ethan and Pete were outside on the patio and it was crowded. They managed to grab the last open table and set their drinks down. “Dude,” Ethan said. “I’m gonna call it a night soon. I’ve got to work early tomorrow.”

“You’re closing this bitch down,” Pete said. “I guarantee.”

“We’ll see, man.”

And then everything changed. “Can we sit with you?” Eve asked, already sliding into a chair, her friends following suit. Eve was a brunette with long lashes and mysterious curving lips. “There aren’t any tables.”

“If you hold the table when we grab drinks,” Pete said, “We’ve got a deal. I’m Pete and this is my buddy Ethan.”

“I’m single,” Eve blurted out. “Becky and Kyle are together. They keep trying to hook me up tonight. Some guys are dressed nice, but I just don’t know. I just got out of a relationship. Maybe I’m not ready.”

“They dress nice to compensate,” Pete said. “And you look more than ready.”

“I look skeevy,” Eve said.

“You look just fine to me,” Ethan said, hoping his blush was hidden by the night.

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Comments (3 so far!)

  1. Avatar BARomero

    Hmm… based on the way you set up your characters previously, I would have assumed that Pete would have been the one to drive the initial conversation with the arrival of the newcomers? But let’s see how things develop…

  2. Avatar thebetweenspace

    That’s a valid point. I may end up tweaking it a little bit, when I get some time, make a little switcheroo.

  3. Avatar thebetweenspace

    Thanks, for the advice. I think it works much better now.